Sarah Moon first captured the world’s attention as a stunning, young fashion model in Paris in the free-wheeling 1960s. She also greatly enjoyed photographing her friends in the fashion world during their free time.
In 1970 she earnestly began to pursue a career as a photographer. She quickly met with professional success, and became well-known and respected for her unique vision and the signature style of her photography.
The images she created were soft, romantic, melancholy, outside of time, more dream-like fantasy than anything real — and composed with an eye for shape, and strong graphic recognition.
Moon created the advertising "look" for the French fashion houses Chanel, Cacharel, and Comme des Garçons; and she was sought after by other designers around the world.
Moon’s career took off with her fashion images, but she always pursued her own personal, non-commercial work. Her fine-art photography and film-making have become her primary focus today.
— Jim Casper
Months after the summer conflict between Hamas and Israel, Q. Sakamaki created these hard-hitting portraits of Gaza Strip residents posing in front of their bombed out homes. Affecting work, with a powerful presentation and text.
Swedish photographerwas elected Photographer of the Year at the Rencontres d'Arles in 2003. In 2007, he was one of the four world finalists in the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. Now, in Lens Culture, he generously shares 20 new photos, and talks about his work and life in an insightful and compelling 18 minute audio interview.
Dogs and people cavort like dancers in the dark when photographer
36 highly subjective picks by our editors, including monographs, handmade artists' books, retrospective and exhibition catalogues, and books of essays about photography. Enjoy!